June 10, 2021

LBP Statement on the 2021 Legislative Session

Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller issued the following statement about the 2021 Legislative Session:

“Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...

May 1, 2021

Louisiana needs a strong families tax credit

Tax credits for working families have a proven track record of lifting people out of poverty and putting children on the path to a brighter future. This year, state policymakers have an opportunity to create a new refundable tax credit that would benefit nearly two-thirds of Louisiana children by giving their families additional resources. … Read more...

March 31, 2021

Who Pays? Racial injustice in Louisiana’s tax system

White households in Louisiana pay the lowest combined tax rate in the state, while Black households pay the highest. That’s according to a new policy chart book from the Louisiana Budget Project, using data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.… Read more...

January 28, 2021

THE ADVOCATE: Letters: Don’t forget earned-income credit, that helps the poor who work hard for a living

The Earned Income Tax Credit helped 493,000 Louisiana households make ends meet in 2020. The working families that claimed the credit — roughly 1 in every 3 tax filers in the state — received $1.4 billion, an average of $2,873 per household.… Read more...